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   Advocate (Newspaper) - December 12, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 'TTLtPHONI HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1964 14 Cents Cuban Rebel Shell Misses U.N. Target Shot Hits in East River During Guevara Speech NEW YORK {AP) Nations headquarters was shelled Friday by a single bazooka-launched rocket which exploded harmlessly but alarmingly in the East River 100 yards short of its target. The weapon, mount- ed beneath a Cuban Hag, was Tired half a mile away in Queens. The unprecedented incident came amid a frantic hours of Cuban refugee isorder outside the United Na- ons buildings. A would-be 'Oman assassin was intercept d, and two men eluded heavy police contingents and cut down Soviet flag outside the head Viet Nam Aid Due Expansion WASHINGTON (AP) The United States has agreed to a limited expansion of 10 to 15 per cent in aid to Communist-beset South Viet Nam, but. with condi- tions attached, authoritative American sources said Friday. They said the Saigon govern- ment must step up the recruit- ment of its armed forces and Present economic and mill tary assistance programs arc in excess of million a year. Consequently the increased U.S. aid bill would amount to to million, the sources indi- cated. Added Assistance Earlier, the South Viet Nam government announced U.S. agreement to provide additional military and economic assist- ance' to restrain the mounting infiltration of men and equip- ment from North Viet Nam in support of the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas as in the south. This was interpreted by some sources as leaving the door open for an expansion of the war but- side South Viet Nam.: But others saidno final decision on this phase of the battle against Com- munist infiltration and subver- sion has yet been by the White House. Thailand's highly regarded Foreign Minister Thanat Kho- man conferred with President Johnson and top Stale Depart irient officials in1 a series meetings during the day. Show Concern Significantly, after the talks _ Khoman modified an earlier proposal for an intern a tioria force to support South Viet Nam by eliminating military partici pation. Khoman said the inter national force would providi economic and social backing a, well as give a psychological lit to the South Vietnamese people by showing them that other na (See AID, Page 9) The Rev. Kermitl the Rev. Larry Ravert, Mrs R. L. Flowers and Mrs. Ira Gil reporting on an informative dis trict conference al Robstown Oscar Mlgl reminding CPL Em ployees Club members of th annual Children's party at p.m. today at the CPL Auditor! urn Curtis Hopson, patien at Citizen's recently, bein missed by the Pink Ladies fo Cuba's Ernesto Guevara haranguing the Unile< uarters. ft took eight police men to overcome one of the men. 'Police Connivance' The Soviet news agency Tass ermed the flag, desecraters counter revolutionaries" and aid they acted "with the con ivance of New York police." Police said (hey believed the azooka rocket 18 inches ong was aimed with inten! hit the U.N. buildings. Inside at Ihe time, in the General Assembl' Hall, tales. The blasffrom the rivei allied windows in the 38-story iternational headquarters. Bu the noise failed to penetrate th hamber and Guevara was no interrupted. Outside, simultaneously will he explosion, wild confusion broke out. Anti-Communist, Cu an pickets surged agains xilice lines, and a leather-jack ted woman in black, waving mife and screaming hysterical y in Spanish, tried to force a entrance to the building. Polic ;Uoted her later as saying sh was bent on killing Guevara. No Injuries .There were no injuries of.an consequence and no daniag during one of the wildest ep sodes since the United Natioiu. moved into its East River head quarters in 1952. The U.N. are from 42nd to 48th streets First Avenue and Ih East River Drive. Police and security guari lad been alerted for trouble b an anonymous bomb threat an by an earlier tip from the FBI. When Ihe explosion shook Ih area, onlookers at first gains he impression a bomb had gon off, either inside or outside th United Nations. But eventual site of the explosion VV pinpointed as about 100 feet ou in the East River, behind Ui (See REBELS, Page 0) ]uero Vote Set Today Schools Fire Levels Area Church Advocate Newt Service RBFUG10 First Baptis Church, victim of three othe fires in its brief 14-year history was completely destroyed b fore dawn Friday by what Ma1 or Archie Barber called th "largest building fire in the hi tory of Refugio." The Rev. Robert Hogg, pa tor, extimaled Iho at moi than Mayor Barber e plained that the county ha experienced more costly oil fie fires, but thai no single stru his helpfulness when they were'lure of this size had ever bet short handed Roland Al- ost to fire. The blaze was discovered a.m., believed to ha1 xen first reported by J. U. G iam. At that time the fire a was beyond control he area between the ceiling an he roof, and the roof shortly after firemen arrivec" Faully wiring was believed hunting season Friends re- have been the cause of the fir Members of the fire depart- ment remained on the scene :il mid-morning Friday to take precautionary measures against spread of the fire. __ ___ The brick structure was com- and really in the Christmas pleted in 1950. mood of things Lob Simp- A nearby education building will be used for services tem- porarily. The :Rev. Mr. Hogg announced that plans already hrecht Sr. beginning to wonder if the deer are worth hunting after getting stuck and having to walk four miles in the rain to a telephone Al Turner giving good reasons why he likes a light breakfast. Brooks McCormick hoping the rains will enhance the quail porting that Mr. and Mrs. Dale Graham voted with their fish- Ing license by mislake, some one discovering the error before they left Roland Franke of Goliad happy about the rainfall son of Hallettsville letting a friend stumble through formal introductions only to indicate she'd known all of them for years Carol Jordan back  1 shop, and physical education acilifies, all on the high schoo" campus. Other new construction woulc MJ additional classrooms for the ligh school, an addition to; the lementary school cafeteria anc new facilities at Daule School ncluding a cafetorium. Classrooms that would be By HENRY WOLFF Advocate Staff Writer Two preliminary basic floor plans for a new court- louse building were shown Victoria County Commis- ioners Court Friday morning by Christopher DiStef- ano, local architect appointed several months ago to plan and design the proposed structure. The commissioners decided to give further study Ho Ihe plans, and asked the rchilect lo prepare exterior ketches lo give them a better renovated are located at Daule Ichool, the.present junior high school and Cuoro Elementar School. If a new junior high schoo s built, the present junior Wgh milding would be used to house elementary students. This is in "ine with Ihe school board's plan o eventually have all elemen :ary students in one area, whicl joard members say would mean a saving in operation costs. Presently, the district is rent ing classroom space from the city for elementary students at .ending classes at the civic cen ;er building. Some other ele- mentary classrooms now in use are overcrowded. There are no plans to reno vale the John C. French Ele mentary School. Five architec .ural firms have said a renova lion project would not be wise iue to the cosl involved. The auilding has been abandoned as being unsafe. Students now attending clas- (Sec CUERO, Page fl) Three Suffer Injuries in 2-Car Crash Two Telferncr residents and an Edna woman were admitted o Citizens Memorial Hospital Mday night suffering from in- juries sustained in a two-car ac- cident on Highway 59 across 'rom Foster Field. Injured were Calvin Reicherl, 40, and Louis Eller, 43, both ol Telferner, and Mrs. Varrie Fiel- der, 36, of Edna. Eller and Mrs Fielder suffered head and facial cuts and Reichert received mul tiple contusions and abrasions All were held overnight for ob scrvalion. Mrs. Fielder's husband, Rob ert, 42, and daughter, Debbie 14, were not injured. They were occupants of a westbound 1962 sedan driven by Fielder tha' was in collision with a small compact car driven by Reicherl and in which Eller was a pas senger, Highway Patrolman Rodney Sissom said. Sissom said Reichert wa. traveling east in the inside lane when Fielder attempted a lef turn onto a side road. Heichert in attempting to avoid a col lision, wheeled his vehicle to the (See CRASH, Page 3) dea about Ihe appearance ach. Similar Plans The plans are similar in many vays, DiStefano noted, and here is little difference in pace With one' having only ibpul square feet more ban the other. Plan A is some- vhat more modernistic than 'lair B, which is based: on a more rectangular structure Both are three stories. INDEX Abby SMhi Climiried ......C Editorial I Goicn ..........I ......2 ........I IMH5 Sporls .......12-] .......10 Television Crauword .......U women's Dealhi DiStefano said Plan A in- cludes a courtyard between the ixisling courthouse and the new milding. The building's en ranee would be from the side next lo the courthouse rather :han from the front facing De- Leon Plaza as in the other )lan. Also, under this plan, iomewhal more space would )c allowed for the entrance area, though it is the smaller of the two in floor space. It's ihree floors would contain square feet of space, not basement area. Jury Room Differs Both plans allow for the county judge's offices, commis- sioners courtroom and county clerk facilities on the ground floor; county court, county and district attorney offices and b a lion offices on the second floor, and the two district court- rooms, district clerk's offices and various other associated of- fices and facilities on the third floor. The only difference is that Plan B has the grand jury room on the third floor instead of the second floor as in Plan A. Plan B calls for a structure 88 x 124 feel which would stand about 20 feet from Ihe fire sta- (See COUNTY, Page 9) Details Due Today From McNamara Merger Plan Anticipated W ASHING TO.N (AP) Brushing aside the De- tense Department moved ahead Friday with preparations for announcing Saturday its drastic streamlining of the Army Re- serve and National Guard. Secretary of Defense Hober S. McNamara scheduled a morning news conference. The subject was not disclosed offi- cially, but all signs indicate that he would announce details of the Reserve plan at tha time. Announcement of the news conference came several hours after the Reserve Officers Asso cialion urged President Johnson to hold up (he plan "until fuller nvestigation can be made am lublic hearings held." Telegram to LBJ "We respectfully suggest iha !ailure to exhaustively explor his plan in all its implication Jireatens real national danger, he ROA said, in a telegram ti Johnson. Several congressmen alread have raised questions about thl second major streamlining o the Reserve-National Guar structure in two years. In effect, the or ganized Army Reserve woul cease to -exist. About halt, Ih men in its units would be shiftet to the National Guard. The oth er half of its strength would g into a manpower pool for erne; gency reinforcement. RESERVE Armory Outlook Uncertain Mayor Kemper Williams e c t e d to start about next also a captain in the Army serve, said Friday he has far as I Williams leen informed "officially" "the department has pre- Defense Department plans authorized 4 the conirac- combine 'Army Reserve and to begin construction and ional Guard has been no cancellation Williams, a captain and that authorization." manding officer of Company building and grounds 1st Bin., 357lh Infantry, 90th to serve two Army Re- antry Division, also said he companies, Company B no idea what effect the under the command of ed action might have, on John F. Wood. Victoria Army Reserve Armory has a National LGtiard com- which contract already commanded by Maj. Xa- icen awarded. Fossati which is served by Ground work already has armory on Mockingbird ;un on an 80-acre site he city owns just off was questioned after !ordan Sireet south of the Associated Press report- ern Pacific Railroad, and from Washington that De- struction of the building was ARMORY, Tsgc 9) Assaulting Charge Is By JAMES he was met by City Police Advocate Staff Marcus Wilderi Jr., and City Charges of aggravated Raymond Sibert and on an officer, threat to other state highway pa- life and resisting arrest Dalton Meyer arid Rod- tiled Friday in County Sissom. against Vincent Mulz, the four other officers sur- old self-e m p 1 o y e d the house, Means cle bile mechanic, in three limes (hat Mutz with an incident last week out to which the latter which according to that he wasn'tj the of- cers, State Highway said. Connally Goes to Regents In Resignation Squabble AUSTIN (AP) John Connally, in a dramatic move io end a mounting controversy over whether he pressured the. University of Texas Board of Regents, defended himself Fri- day in a surprise appearance before Ihe board. :The action was his second in Svo days aimed at squelching a controversy he said is "much ado about nothing" which is 'injuring the university and ed- ucation in general." The squabble stemmed from iie resignation of regent John Redditt who charged Connally with pressuring the board Into withdrawing approv- 'resorted la misquoting eonfi-i lential discussions" and said ledditt's building committee 'abandoned its responsibility" n choosing Ncsmith, from Houston where she took her Dance Masters of America exams for ballet, tap and jazz Hendon Scott due to cele- brate a birthday Sunday Miss Helen Alexander undergo- ing surgery at Citizen's Memo- rial Hospital M. S. (Bully) Greeson finding he had to call on a friend and borrow a tool to, complete his errand Phon- ing for help after the street gave way during construction, Bar- bara counting 11 strang- ers who offered to help pull her car out (hu-iof a driving rain. I have been made to replace the sanctuary within the next six months. al of an El Paso architect, Rea 68-78. 11 SHOPPING DAYS I I TILL CHRISTMAS Nesmlth; ,to plan a million building at-Texas Western Col- lege. Nesmith is a Republican. In action later Friday, a board of regents committee selected another firm, Garland and Hilles ;of ElPaio, for the job. Action by the full board will come Sat- rday. Board members rallied to Connally's side as he termed Redditt's charge "deplorable." Redditt had said regent Frank Erwln of Austin advised the j board Connally would not aware a job lo an architect unfriendly lo his administration. Erwin countered Friday that Redditt WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy Satur- day through Sunday. South ivinds 8 to 16 m.p.h. Saturday ncreasing to 12 to 22 m.p.h. Sunday. Expected Saturday tern aeratures: High 75; low 58. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday. Warmer Saturday anc Saturday night. High Saturday Temperatures Friday: High 71; low 49. Precipitation Friday: .03-inch. Tola! for Ihe year, 33.23 inches. Tides (Port Lavaca -Port O'Connor Highs at a.m. and p.m. Saturday and lows at p.m. Saturday and a.m. Sunday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.07. Sunset Saturday. Sunrise Sunday. Weather extremes for this date: High 86 in 1939; low 22 In 1957. This Inlorcnfttiun on I T o m UK U.3 WMlbtr Victoria OtUat. Wales Madden of Amarillo said the board has never "made decision dictated by such pressure" as charged by Red dit. W. W. Heath of Austin, boarc chairman, said the matter is o 'pipsqueck" proportions com 3 a red to other problems facing he board, and said the contro-i versy is "a waste of time." Connally stressed in his lalk: That he did not seek Ihe pow- er given lo him by Ihe last leg- islature to approve all architec- tural contracts, but that he is going to use the power. He does not feel architectural awards are "valuable but there is no competitive bidding on them so he will see that "Ihe work is passed around among competent architects." He is "totally dedicated to trying lo do something about education" and he wants lo "lay to rest the Idea that 1 am attempting to exert pressure on the r have not done and will not He deplores "the actions of any man who would, at the be- ginning of a .new legislative session, draw higher education Into a controversy that has tan- gents that leads to no good...I do not Wfcnt this controversy to  y Means from the intersection for irivcs-igation of drunk driving, said. understrength and underarmeei National Guard and who signed the cozn-ilaints on which the misdemean- divisions. Instead, Ihesc divisions wil become reinforced brigades anc will be brought up to high-priority charges are based, sai( Vlutz parked in his drivewa: and that he (Means) parked his patrol car behind the Mutz vehi-_i0 Forming Ihe first line backup for the regular Army will be eight National Guard divisions, less-than-division tasks, and ar assortment of supporting units. In anticipation! of the McNamara move, the adjutants general of the states were called to a meeting Saturday at the headquarters of the National Guard Associ s t He said thai a brief struggle occurred afler Mutz cursed him and darted for the front door of the residence and lhat Mulz hen grabbed a six-monlh-olc jaby. from the front seat am held it in front of him. Means quoted Mutz' as then saying, "You hit me and I will sue you." The officer said The Air Force Reserve is like ly to get treatment similar to thai of the Army Reserve, bu this may not come fpr a while. Over the years, the Army's huge Reserve forces have borne the brunt of high-level efforts to streamline them. started crying and asked that he be allowed to take the baby inside the house, promising that he would allow Means to take him into custody. The officer said Mutz went inside the house and came out on the front porch waiving a pump As the Army uses the and hollering, "I'm go- reserve forces mean both the (See MERGER, Page lo kill you "I didn't want to shoot him so I backed out of the Today's said. The patrolman said he then drove down the Some girls compare a and radioed Ihc sheriff's office for. assistance from city with a modern cleanser. officers. 3 works fast and leaves said thai he drove back front of Ihc Mutz home t I SUNDAY o t. Impressions of the Far East 1 A student's impression of the Pacific area ami the East can be fomd ia Sunday's Fun Magazine In an on a Victoria member of tfce Ail Singers, who recently turned from an right-week tour of (hose areas military e Beauty From n Another stadenl, with artistic talents of a natare, Is also fealared in tie columns of Fun Magazine. "Finally, he called oat and told me lo come Means conlinued. The officer said that as he stepped inside the door, Mutz :urned toward a couch about 10 feet away where the shotgun was lying. Means said he grabbed him and Patrolman Sibert grabbed liis other arm and thai he and (See CHARGE, Page D) 'Menagerie' Closes Tonight The final performance of "The Glass Menagerie" will be pre- sented at p.m. Saturday in Devereux Playhouse at Foster Field.and tickets for the per- formance can be purchased at the door. Julie Haydon, a member of y the original Broadway produc- tion cast, is featured in the Ten- nessee Williams play as the mother, Amanda Wingfield. Completing the cast are Charles NkCally, the Six Flags director, as brother Tom, Hegina McCal- ly as Laura and Tom Do [son as the gentleman caller. junior at Victoria High School, {his one tiifiii Ms Isles: !nio tbtigs of hearty tuiag that might otherwise kave M ait eictpl U chrtter comers of shelves. Ideal Gift. Christmas Record AKiD Record Book 12 Chriitmai Children find It especially fas- cinating they cm fol- low every word of rtarrallon In the read-aEonff Storybook. AA our office- A Christmas Offer by: TIE T1CTUIA   

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